Kolesnikov's windmill from the village of homestead Stupino (Pavlovsky district, Voronezh region) was built around 20-s of the 20th century, is located on a historical site. Smock mill with four sails and unknown number of millstones. Log construction. Unique details: brake wheel with two rows of cams. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Not restored, is going to ruin|
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Sails, Windshaft, Brake wheel, Brake, Stonecrane, Tailpole.
News about the windmill (in Russian)
Отказ в наследии в 2015 и туалет в 2017: https://inforu.news/2017/06/29/711012/
The mill was quite well preserved by the standards of Voronezh region. Being an ordinary mill, similar to all Chernozem region mills, it has one interesting detail: a brake wheel with two rows of small cams. This could also be found in another mill in Manychskoe. Apparently, because the construction is fragile, the wheel is reinforced with iron rods.
What's more, the windshaft has an interesting construction. It is an iron ring, from the side of the sails the shaft is quadrangular, and from the side of the brake wheel it is octagonal. Another interesting detail is there has remained a stonecrane on the wall. Usually the stonecrane is the first thing that is torn off and burned when someone decides to make a bonfire in the mill... The remains of the brake can also be seen on the second floor. The mill has also preserved the sail, even with transverse notches, that can help to understand what the inclination of the sail was. The only question is who is going to do it?
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